Tyler Oakley is an American YouTuber, activist, author, and television personality who has a net worth of $10 Million. Oakley became a YouTube sensation and LGBT youth activist, making Time Magazine’s ’30 Most Influential People on the Internet’ list.
Moreover, he competed on The Amazing Race and even got a chance to shake hands with President Obama. Tyler is best recognized for being an LGBT activist and humorist and is quite active on YouTube and Twitter.
Tyler received multiple awards, sold out his live tour, made several appearances on The View, and hosted the live stream at the Grammys. He has almost 6.8 million subscribers on his main channel and took home two Streamys in 2014.
What is Tyler Oakley’s Net Worth?
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Mathew Tyler Oakley was born on March 22nd, 1989, in Jackson, Michigan, to his father Todd Dean Oakley, and mother Jacquelyn Marie. His parents divorced when he was very young.
His mom and dad went on to have children with other people in the two of them ended up with 12 siblings. During the 6th grade, Tyler moved to a new city in Okemos and got involved in drama and the choir.
Growing up, Tyler developed a swear-eating disorder and his addictive personality also extended to food. Throughout his childhood, Tyler ate constantly and was over*eight. As a teen, he decided to take control of his health and dropped about 30 lbs.
At the age of 14, Tyler came out as gay while studying in high school. At this time, he became obsessed with “Glee” and met Eric and Rachel who became the third and fourth members of his best friend. After graduating, Tyler went to Michigan State University for Communication and social media marketing.
Tyler began his YouTube journey in 2007 by uploading his first video called Raindrops. Soon, one of his videos went viral amassing over 300,000 views. Tyler’s positive attitude paired with his being opened up about his se*uality made him a role model for many young people struggling with their identity.
His fan base continued to grow on YouTube but it wasn’t enough to pay the bills. Tyler and his friends decided to move to San Francisco and make videos together. However, he was forced to work odd jobs to make rent.
Tyler made it to the final stages of the interview process with Google but was rejected because they deemed him too creative. From there, Tyler struggled to find anything that inspired him. He took a risk and decided to quit his restaurant job to focus strictly on his YouTube channel.
Luckily, Tyler’s obsession over his YouTube career paid off and his subscriber count hit 1 million in 2013. He was a social media powerhouse due to his frequent posts on Twitter, Tumbler, and Instagram. He later moved to Los Angeles and began tweeting celebrities from “Glee” and “One Direction,” receiving responses soon after.
Along with making content on YouTube, Tyler was working on other projects in Hollywood. In 2014, he received his first nomination and ended up taking home two Teen Choice Awards and two Streamy’s including “Entertainer of the Year”.
By August 2014, Tyler had nearly 5 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. Oakley produced “Friday videos” as a member of 5AwesomeGays for 3 years. At that time, he was at the peak of his career and was receiving several accolades such as Bloomberg’s named him a “YouTube sensation”. Tyler Oakley has a net worth of $10 Million.
In 2014, Tyler was featured in the Frontline investigative report called “Generation Like”. This was a follow-up to the 2001 declaration “The Merchants of Cool” and highlighted how teenagers are interacting with pop culture.
The famous American company PopSugar announced that Oakley would be a co-host of their news show “Top That”. Then he tried his hand at music by sharing a stage with the likes of One Direction and Jerry Springer among others.
He became popular for supporting The Trevor Project, which prevents suicide in LGBTQ youth. He organized multiple organizations and helped raise over $500k for “The Trevor Project”.
As an author, Oakley published his debut book entitled “Bin*e” in 2015 which became the bestselling book. He says the television personality Ellen DeGeneres is his biggest role model and even signed with Ellen’s production firm.
Tyler Oakley Net Worth
Tyler is one of the highest-paid YouTubers in the United States. He has been making YouTube videos since 2007 when he was a freshman in college. Currently, Tyler earns over 1 Million dollars per year.
Tyler makes money from multiple sources including YouTube ads, business ventures, and brand endorsements. He made a good sum of money from appearing in commercials for brands like Chevrolet and Pepsi.
Additionally, Oakley is the celebrity ambassador for the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens. As of 2023, Tyler Oakley’s net worth is estimated to be $10 Million.
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